Arktis Radiation Detectors has announced that it is partnering with Scionix to develop a Silicon Plastic Readout (SIPR) gamma detection technology that will significantly enhance radiation detection systems of the future. Under their agreement, Arktis will integrate the new SIPR technology into their existing
portfolio of next generation detection systems which includes Radiation Portal Monitors and Mobile Detection Systems. The new plastic scintillator system will also be marketed as a standalone product. Both companies will leverage their existing distribution channels to bring the new technology to a range of international customers.
Detection systems featuring the new ‘SIPR’ component will be significantly more rugged than the gamma detectors based on the old “glass tube” technology. The new scintillators will also provide many other benefits including an increased lifetime, lower acquisition costs and a reduction in the total cost of ownership when compared to most legacy systems.